A GRIEVING mum was devastated to find louts had robbed her son's grave.
CONDEMNED councillor Joe Fitzgerald has promised not to out fellow homosexual councillors if they don't back his equal opportunities motion.
PLANS to erect 'hang-outs' for bored youths have provoked mixed reactions across South Ribble.
BLACKBURN fans are in for a rare double header this weekend as the Hawks challenge for the Anglo-Welsh Cup.
VALLI Adam Umarji, of Dodgson Road, Preston, was disqualified from acting as a company director for four years when he appeared in Manchester County Court on September 20.
NEXT week city councillors will debate whether or not to hold an inquiry into the sacking of former tourism chief David Christley. Mr Christley, as readers will probably be aware, was unfairly dismissed by the council after he was accused of bullying and harassment and he has requested that members review the way his dismissal was handled.
MORE than 1,900 tonnes of newspapers and magazines have been recycled in South Ribble in the past year.
FURIOUS pensioners have been left without a decent bowling green after a vandal etched a tribute to rock star Liam Gallagher in the turf.
COLNE striker Andy Smith, above, looks set to miss the rest of the season after breaking a leg in a freak training accident.
TIME is being called on bogus charity collectors who are targeting South Ribble villages, conning cash out on unsuspecting drinkers.
BLACKBURN Rovers had given full backing to the new Techturf pitch at Ewood Park - despite the postponement of their game against Middlesbrough due to waterlogging.
PEOPLE power is helping improve services in the South Ribble Area.
LANCASHIRE may hang fire on appointing a successor to Peter Sleep as second team captain-coach until they have filled their head coaching vacancy.
STUDENTS at Preston's university are mourning the death of a popular scholar who was just a year away from completing an honours degree.
A SWIMATHON raised £500 for local charities.
AS a resident of Whitefield, living within a few yards of the now dilapidated Elms Precinct, I would like to express my concerns - to Councillor Boden in particular - over the decline in services and facilities in this area and the apparent lack of interest being displayed by Bury MBC.
DISCARDED syringes and persistent fly-tipping on the Clayton Brook estate, near Preston, could be the start of a major health hazard, according to worried residents.
THE leaves of autumn are starting to fall and again the poppy is beginning to bloom.
IN reply to Councillor Derek Boden (Your Letters, Oct 1) I would point out that I am no politician and I am certainly not interested in scoring points against the council over the matter of Elms Precinct.
LANCASHIRE County Council and British Telecom are leading the way in delivering information to the county at the touch of a screen or button.
WATERFIELDS bakers just get better and better.
I AM a British citizen and served my country for six and a half years, taking a bullet in the leg in the process.
'Chesham Comets' BURY Cycle Speedway club, originally known as Chesham Comets, are 25 years old this month and are planning a race meeting and a grand celebration and reunion on the afternoon and evening of Saturday, October 30.
A PROJECT that gives training and advice to victims of domestic violence is one of three Preston schemes to attract lottery cash.
AN SOS is being sent out to encourage people to help Lancashire's ambulance crews to save more lives.
ON SEPTEMBER 29, councillors of the Preston Borough Council's policy and resources committee voted against allowing the Muslim Burial and Welfare Society to carry out the feasibility study to adapt the London Road athletic track for Muslim burials.
BARRACKS Lodge Community Association exists to protect and enhance the amenity and environment of the area which focuses on Barracks Lodge and the adjacent open space - our "village green" as we see it.
A TEENAGER found hanged from a tree in Leyland is believed to have died the night before he was discovered.
AN eight foot-tall fence to keep children away from a high voltage electrical site in Bamber Bridge has stirred up trouble at the local vicarage.
I TOOK advantage of the offer to attend an 'open day' at St John the Baptist Church, Bircle, on Sunday and what a revelation it proved to be. I received a warm welcome and found a beautiful church.
TEENAGER Jonathan Thompson won't be worrying about student debt as he starts his degree in Preston - he's worth £2.7 million!
HOMELESSNESS and the problems facing young people living on the streets was the focus of a gathering in Leyland last week.
BURNLEY turned out one man short of a full squad at the Thompson Centre in the usual pre-season friendly match against Penwortham.
A PRESTON-based charity has been given funding for a project to help young homeless drug users and vulnerable people.
CHORLEY midfielder Adam Critchley is out of his side's FA Umbro Trophy tie with Moor Green at Victory Park tomorrow.
PUPILS at St Mary's RC High School were treated to a day off from the regular timetable on Friday (October 1) to celebrate Friendship Day.
THE Blackpool Borough Indoor Bowls Centre will host the Four Counties Challenge Trophy this Saturday (Oct 9), commencing 10am.
READING the following items in the local press in the past few weeks has made me wonder if "law-abiding" has taken on a new meaning.
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BLACKPOOL South MP Gordon Marsden was invited to view exciting new plans for Palatine High School on Monday (October 4).
NO-ONE wants to help the Seasiders' cause more than injured defender Paul Beesley.
THE president and members of the Accrington Lions Club would like to pay tribute to Cyril Payne, who died last month.
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YOUNGSTERS from Highfield High School, Blackpool, got the chance to quiz the people in power on Monday (October 4) in a Question Time event hosted by British Telecom.
CARLETON A have made an impressive start to the season winning both their matches 8-2, the last against Ansdell Arena A to head the table in the premier division of the Lytham St Annes and District Table Tennis League.
AS a resident of Hyndburn, I have read that the intention of the new Tory council is to get closer to the people, so to observe that policy, I went along to the policy and resources committee recently.
SAINTS' flying winger Anthony Sullivan has earned a late call-up to the Great Britain party for the Tri-Nations tournament in Australia and New Zealand.
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I WOULD like to draw the attention of your readers to something that was discovered in St James' Churchyard last week. Someone had smeared human excreta over the lock to the church doors.
IN Division A of the Rossall Sixes League Kings Arms are still the leaders after beating Daniel FC 1-0, while second-placed Holbro had a 1-1 draw with third-placed Supreme Plastics.